Robert M. Hughes - Bever Dye, LC

Robert M. Hughes

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Mr. Hughes is a member of Bever Dye, LC where he has practiced since 1983.  Bob practices in the areas of taxation, trusts, and estates, elder law, wills, probate, asset protection, succession planning, and business planning. His representative clients include individuals, bank trust companies, and closely held businesses.  He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, Kansas state courts and the state courts of Texas. He is a frequent lecturer on estate planning, asset protection planning, charitable tax planning, and will and trust drafting to other professionals and organizations.  He is a co-author of the Kansas Bar Association Monograph entitled Basic Will Drafting with Discussion of Revocable Trusts, and a chapter author of Kansas Probate & Trust Administration After Death Handbook.

Southern Methodist UniversityLL.M 1983University of KansasBS 1978Washburn University School of LawJ.D. 1982
Senior Services, Inc. of WichitaWichita-Sedgwick County Historical MuseumWichita Estate Planning Council

Case History

O'Gilvie v. United States, 519 U.S. 79 (1996) — The question presented is if the exclusionary provision of 26 USC 104(a)(2), which excludes from gross income the "amount of any damages received ... on account of personal injuries or sickness" apply to punitive damages receive by a taxpayer in a tort lawsuit for personal injury.  The Court determined, by 6 to 3 vote, that punitive damages were not received on account of "personal injury" and therefore the provision did not apply and the damages were taxable.

Office Location

Epic Center, Suite 600
301 North Main Street
Wichita, KS 67202-4806
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) of the Wichita Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law of the Wichita Metro Area
Robert M. Hughes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Robert M. Hughes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Elder Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates (Asset Protection, Elder, Estate Planning, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Probate, Succession Planning, Tax, Trust Administration)

Other Information

Gender: Male